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I'm a 59-year old male in good health. Recently, I've been

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I'm a 59-year old male in good health. Recently, I've been waking at 5.00 in the morning with mild stomach cramps. I take a Buscopan and go back to sleep. I'm assuming it's Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Might it be something worse?

Hello and thank you for your question. I’d be happy to assist you.

Associated nausea,vomiting,diarrhea?

Constipation,bloating and flatulence?

Is pain relieved with buscopan?

Any other medical history?

Are you taking any medications?



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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Bit of bloating - quite a lot of flatulence
Buscopan works
Taking Amlodipine and Perindopril, Paroxetine and Allopurinol but they're not relevant as I've been taking them all for 10 years+
No fever
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The flatulence eases the problem
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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I understand your concern.

Well as you describe,it's intestinal spasm due to excessive gas production and indigestion resulting in cramps,bloating and flatulence.

You should take metamucil.

Also hydrate yourself with plenty of fluids.

Also try OTC Mylanta gas.

If pain persists then take buscopan and Zantac.

Also eat a bland diet for a while.

If symptoms'll get worse over the time then see your doctor and ultrasound can be done.

Hope this helps.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Why metamucil when I'm not constipated?
Why an ultrasound?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No need to call
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Metamucil helps in relieve intestinal gas,bloating.

And it helps in indigestion also.

It's not necessary if you feel better after buscopan.

You can take it if your symptoms'll persist.

Ultrasound is required only in case your pain gets worse over the time and not responding to Buscopan and other self care measures.

Most likely you'll be fine.

Hope this helps.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Many thanks.

You are most welcome.

Take care.

Wish for your good health.